Only four serious contenders here.
Mey led from early on and always look like the easy winner.
A great challenge by Richard Brodie (Anagrammatist of the Year,
1998) closed the gap to just five points and provided some stiff
competition. There was a close battle for third, with Adrian
pushing Richard Grantham out of an award on the last vote.
Adrian had a solid month with three wins (14 for the year
and 22 all-up). Mey took out all three long categories, taking
him to 33 this year and 113 since he joined. Richard Brodie's
win was his second this year, 47th ever. He is in a select group
of four of us who have won an award every year since the Awards'
inception in 1998. The others include Mey, Tom Myers and myself.